Gill Net Selectivity and Size Structure in White Bass

I used a normal-skew model to calculate length-specific selection curves for white bass caught in gill nets in 55 Texas reservoirs. I used these selection curves to adjust 2 size-structure indices, proportional stock density (PSD), and relative stock density (RSD) for gill net mesh-size selectivity. Differences between adjusted and unadjusted values of PSD and RSD were small (0.6 and 2.0, respectively) when the unadjusted values were extreme (i.e., ≤10 or ≥91). When unadjusted values of PSD and RSD were between 10 and 91, mean absolute differences between adjusted and unadjusted values were 5.6 and 6.7, respectively. There were no obvious patterns to the differences between adjusted and unadjusted values of PSD and RSD.

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